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one person is dead, another person in critical condition. tragedy strikes the sports world and the loss is affecting many people in our region. former wizards coach flip saunders loses his battle with cancer. a lot of you talking about the redskins' last-second win and why this victory was one for the history books. news 4 at 6:00 starts right now. off the top at 6:00, dozens of shots rang out near a restaurant in prince george's county. one woman killed and a man fighting for his life. news 4's derrick ward talks to witnesses in fort washington about this. >> reporter: it's a popular
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institution on the potomac in prince george's county at the fort washington marina, across the river they haven't changed that much since george washington was the land baron on the virginia side, but boaters now ride the waters near a popular spot for a dinner party. >> and replaces all of those things and more and the most disturbing sound you hear here is from the jets that fly overhead in the airport, and a more disturbing sound up front that had the people back here scrambling. >> we were just out there having a nice time and we heard gunshots and everybody started running. >> what they saw at the front of proud mary's was disturbing. >> there was blood everywhere. >> the shooting appeared to happen outside the restaurant on park service land. two people were hit by gun fire. a woman pronounced dead on the scene and a man rushed to the hospital with what police are calling life-threatening injuries based on those who heard the gun fire recall it was surprising more people weren't
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hit. >> 30 shots. >> park police are following lead, but no arrests yet. in fort washington, derrick ward, news 4. former wizards coach flip saunders died of cancer. he led the team for a few years. >> flip saunders lost his battle with cancer and he passed away at the age of 60. very impressive resume, for 17 seasons he roamed the sidelines as a head coach. back in june, saunders was diagnosed with hodgkins lymphoma and he was with the organization he started with with the minnesota timberwolfs and he was the acting coach, team president and part owner. it was announced saunders would miss the entire 2015 season after being hospitalized with a minor setback. coming up later, we will hear from one of flip's former players and former wizards head
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basketball coach flip saunders passing away at the age of 60. >> thank you so very much. there is a memorial to remember all of the area's shooting victims in rockville right now. volunteers hung these shirt, all 155 of them to honor each victim of gun violence who died last year. the group, heeding god's call organized the event and you can see the memorial at the presbyterian church at old georgetown road. can you believe it? a new marathon and trevor lafontaine finished two minute ahead of the next closest man at 2:24 and then jenny suanca from costa rica torched the rest of the women's field finishing more than seven minute ahead of the next woman. the marathon of the monument also gives racers of all abilities a chance to show off their hard work. >> i was in afghanistan in 2008 i got hit with an rpg. it has been the best experience
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to be able to compete with a disability. i'm super excited. >> in ten minutes meagan fitzgerald takes us to a special section of the course dedicated to those who defended our nation. >> right now the redskins celebrated a big victory that came down to the final seconds and carol maloney with the hi history-making win. >> you have to feel for the fans that took off at the break. they were down 24-0, but the biggest comeback in franchise history and a victory and had a thrilling finish. jay gruden said it all week, this week was a code red. you heard it a thousand times and here we are in the second half coming back from 24-0, now under a minute to play, down six, final drive and kirk cousins connects with jamison crowder. skins in the red zone and then a few plays later, third and goal.
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cousins hitting jordan reid. a six-yard touchdown and the extra point put them up by one, and time to dance, redskins fans and jay gruden crediting the players who did not give up. >> we laid an egg again in the first quarter. i like the fact that nobody blinked. they all came together and they all played together and nobody stopped believing and the offense kept them from big stops and that's what team football is all about, and i'm happy for each and every one of those guys and it had nothing to do with the code reds at halftime. >> the skins move to three and four and headed into the bye week and it will be that much sweeter. >> we'll hear from the locker room and the guys who never doubted they could do this. erica? >> carol maloney live in redskins field. police in prince george's county investigating an apparent
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murder-suicide. police believe a man shot and killed a woman. it appears the man then shot himself. investigators are calling this a domestic incident. news 4's darcy spencer spoke to a woman who said the victim had four children, one as young as 4 years old. a woman shot in the district and her killer still on the loose and how loved ones are honoring her memory today. i'm darcy spencer live at gallery plains where two metro employees are being hailed as heroes for taking down an armed robbery suspect. a live report ahead. and after some rain this morning it was a gorge you on days. our high temperaturemuch..
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we told you about this next story first on 4:00. two metro employees being hailed as heroes for taking down a robbery suspect. news 4's darcy spencer is learning more about that individual and we've got a picture of him tonight, as well. darcy? >> reporter: that's right, erica. this could have been a much more serious situation. we had a guy with a loaded handgun on a metro train. in fact, he had already robbed a victim at gun point at the anacostia metro station. apparently, he flashed the gun in his waistband and then stole
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$40 in cash from that passenger there at the anacostia station and then hopped on a train. let's go to a video of the suspect. he's 20 years old, rondez tibbs of southeast washington. he's been charged with armed robbery and carrying a pistol without a license and he's on probation for another armed robbery and he's already back out on the street. let's show you another photo that was taken yesterday while this was unfolding and it was on a metro train and it was being searched during this investigation. after the robbery in anacostia, two metro employees got involved when he got into an argument with the passengers and one of the employees held down the suspect. when the employee saw that this suspect was reaching into his jacket pocket, he asked him do you have a gun? at that point the suspect said yes, i do. the metro employee was able to get that gun out of the pocket and move it to the side out of
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the reach of the suspect and hold him down until metrotransity police arrived. >> metro opened a statement and the manager praising for these employees for what they saved. the remnants of patricia and other factors can bring us rain in the coming days. emilia is standing by with the full forecast. today's marine corps marathon was about competition and it was about participants to show their appreciation for the military. military.
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i'm jeremy mcpike, candidate for state senate, and i sponsored this ad. republican hal parrish claims he improved transportation. but the truth is he was nowhere to be found. literally. parrish holds a seat on the northern virginia transportation authority, but 34 times he failed to show up for meetings. parrish skipped more meetings than any other member. and hal parrish refused to support the bi-partisan transportation bill. why would we want to get stuck with republican hal parrish in richmond?
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and the people say. >> listen to our voices! >> amen. >> a rally to remember a woman who was shot and killed in d.c. t tamara glis died in may and they also created a collective shrine to remember her, that's behind the kennedy recreation center on 7th street northwest near the place where she died. it is a special race for so many reasons, and this is one of them. an entire mile dedicated to those who lost their lives serving our country.
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news 4's meagan fitzgerald was there all morning and captured the meaning of the wear blue mile. >> reporter: it was a cold and windy start, but that's not what mattered today. the weather isn't what hand cyclists or runners were focused on especially not here at the wear blue mile stretch of the race. >> this is a chance to give back to the military. it's a living memorial to those who have sacrificed in service to our country. >> pictures of those who paid the ultimate sacrifice line the road while 200 volunteers held flags and this was the focus for so many who passed by. it's the mile who gave them, like kohl icolleen wilkins, a c to say thank you to those who died. >> i didn't serve in the military myself, but there are family and friends of every single person here who has
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sacrificed. >> reporting at haynes point, meagan fitzgerald, news 4. to see more images from the marathon, you can see the nbc washington app and you'll find a full gallery there, just search marathon. a drone is giving us quite a unique view of widespread flooding in houston, texas opinion what was left of hurricane patricia combined with another system to drop as much as a foot of rain in some areas breaking a nearly 50-year-old record. are you looking at that car? that's impressive. a dozen cars got stranded in high water, but no reports of deaths and injuries which is always good news. meanwhile, here in our area, what does that moisture mean for us? will we be seeing showers in our area? >> we're looking at a soggy day on wednesday and some of that rain will be due to that moisture continuing to move up, move toward the north and move into our area and until then it's going to be chilly and pretty quiet. so our high today was 71. noticeably cooler tomorrow by 10
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degrees. temperatures continue to dip even a little bit tuesday and we likely stay in the 50s across the area and have the umbrella handy on wednesday and it is looking like one of the rainy days and not enough rain to cause flooding right now and we'll get anywhere from a quarter to three-quarters of an inch. >> trick or treating, of course, next saturday and the conditions are looking dry and your impact forecast for tomorrow as we head back to work and the weather having a nice impact on the day and it's jacket weather not only to start the day, but it's still nice overall and temperatures running just a little bit below normal. >> currently, temperatures are in the 50s and 60s, with 59 in washington and 64 manassas and partly cloudy skies overnight tonight and then tomorrow, temperatures warm to around 60 degrees and the high tomorrow in washington of 62 and leesburg hits a high of 60 and leesburg
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hits a high of 60 and you'll notice during the afternoon we're talking about mostly sunny skies and with sky cast starting you off during the morning hours at 7:00 a.m. as the sun comes up. we'll be tracking partly sunny skies and they'll be updating the forecast and once you start to hit lunchtime you're looking out your office window and tomorrow afternoon and evening we're talking about mainly clear skies. the bus stop, a jacket is a must with temperatures around 48. i'll give recess a b because of 53. and a mix of cloud and sun and d dismissal, a nice, autumn day. on tuesday, any early morning sunshine will quickly give way to clouds and notice the high on tuesday only 58 degrees and a 30% chance of rain after sunset and by the way, you're wondering it's about 6:15 and on wednesday, a high likelihood that we're dealing with 80% and
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the temps are not too bad on wednesday, but look at future weather here and 7:00 a.m. we're waking up to showers across the area and we continue to track showers through the midday, afternoon and evening hours and we'll start to dry out wednesday night into thursday. thursday being looking really nice and the warmest day out of the next seven, and friday, a high of 63 and definitely cool, temperatures in the low 60s and for trick or treating right now forecasting temperatures in the upper 40s and low 50s under the costume. >> halloween's already out there and where does the time go? >> it feels like the future for reston for now and we imagined it 30 years ago and it was back to the future as part of the international film festival. in the movie the character goes forward in time and we were able to feel the preparations and
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actor christopher lloyd is part of the red carpet celebrations. >> still ahead, much more on the redskins' amazing comeback win. jason is up next. narrator: for state senate, who shares our values? jeremy mcpike - supports school funding. thinks women should make their own health care decisions. and favors background checks on all gun sales. hal parrish? as mayor, he slashed education. fought to block women's health clinics. parrish gets an "a" from the gun lobby - they oppose background checks to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people. virginia extreme or mainstream? vote mcpike for virginia. feinblatt: everytown for gun safety action fund sponsored this ad.
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think carol maloney said it best when she said that for the fans that left half way through the game they missed out what is the most exciting gae. >> don't cot out rk cousins in the redskins game. for a moment it looked like they were about to suffer a buccanrs had everything goi their favor, but give jay gruden's squad a ton of credit and the skins came back from the 24-point deficit making it the comeback victory and so much pressure this guy right here, kirk cousins needing a win before the bye week and how about the other quarterback, the rookie, jameis winston came out firing d that's a 40-yard touchdown to mike evans and the buccaneers. th're up seven and in the second quarter, skins now 17-0 and cousins starting to drive
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him and he loses the football and it's scooped up by howard jones. he's racing 43 yards on the return and the buccaneers up 24-0. here comes the dreaded third quarter for the skins and now 24-7 and they haven't scored a t.d. all season and cousins to ryan grant, the redskins gaining some momentum there within ten. jay gruden with a little trickeration here and dustin hopkins and the offsidekick and the redskins jump all over that one and they're back in business. just a few plays later, cousins with a third and goal. they missed this guy the last two weeks and that's his big tight end and jordan reid with the tight end and they're down just a field goal and they held tampa to a field and cousins has one more chance. this an 18-yard hookup and skins are in the red zone, and a few plays later, another third and goal for kirk.
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his tight end one more time, jordan reid with the touchdown there. the extra point put the skins up one and tampa is hoping their rookie has some magic left in him and winston trying to get his field goal range and it's past to simms. simms throws the ball in here and the redskins come up with their largest comeback win in franchise history. they take it 31-30. with more on this crazy game carol maloney joins me from fedex field. when the skins were down 24-0 just how bad was it at fedex? >> reporter: so ugly. it felt like the longest first half of the history of the nfl and yet it turned into the biggest comeback in redskins franchise history which was pretty cool, unbl aelievable is bit of an understatement. how do you start with a 24-0 hole, it starts with the guys in the locker room believing it
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could be done. >> this is not last year's team and it's a whole different type of team and we don't talk about losing in the locker room and we'll look at the division and we'll keep fighting. >> you can honestly say that no one was doubting at halftime. >> everybody in this locker room, why? you still had two quarters to play and one thing i would live by the longest time on that clock and you can still win the ball game. >> we didn't get it done at first half and it's now or never to get this win and we knew we'd run out of time and we didn't make a choice, and we were making individual one-on-one and winning their matchups and it was a good lesson and keep playing and you never know what can happen. >> kirk cousins who threw for two touchdown passes in the second half ran for one, as well. it was the second fourth-quarter comeback and both of them here at home and jason, like that eagles game, he was so fired up and subdued in the press conference and come off the
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field, and he was so fired up with this win. >> he earned this redskins team needed a victory, carol. thanks so much. we'll move on to basketball and a very sad day for everyone around the nba. former head coach flip saunders lost his battle with cancer and he passed away at the age of 60. he coached from 2010 to 2012 and he was fired in the midst of his final 16. saunders had a great impact on many people within the organizations including randy whitman. he coached alongside whit for ten seasons. ernie said in a statement that saunders will be missed as a colleague and friend. john wall drafted while saunders wrote on social media, the sting of losing another loved one to cancer doesn't get any easier. my thoughts and prayers are with the saunders and the twolves
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family. coach saunders guided me into this league. he believed in me and taught me how to be a great man. on the court and off the court as a head coach. >> a huge hit for a lot of people. jason pugh, thanks vuery much. "nightly news" is next and until then, good night, everybody.
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on this sunday fight, homecoming tragedy. witnesses describe the terrifying moments as an alleged drunk driver plowed into a homecoming parade, killing four people. was it deliberate? dramatic rescues as torrential rains turn texas streets into rivers, and it's not over yet. deadly mission. new images and more reaction after the commando raid that freed dozens of captives in iraq and led to the death of an american soldier. desperate journey. tens of thousands still on the move in search of a better life. us the remarkable story of one little boy saved at sea. and marathon men. both have run 40 races over 40 yes, giving new meaninggoing the extra mile. "nightly news" begins now.

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